PB 12.5 Classic


MySQL Connections With PowerBuilder – Common Problems and Solutions Crash in PowerBuilder when selecting data in TEXT columns If you have tried to connect to mySQL using the ODBC connector with database that has long text columns than you have most likely dealt with the mysterious PB crashes that occur. […]

mySQL ODBC Connections & PowerBuilder Crashes & DSN Less


I can’t take any credit for this really nice article that gives some real-world uses for gradient usage in our PowerBuilder applications that aren’t too flashy or tacky looking. Gradients, Not Glitz: Methods to Modernize PowerBuilder User Experiences — Surprisingly few applications have used DataWindow gradients since they were introduced […]



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PowerBuilder Consultant Rate Survey – 2013 Scroll down below the poll for hourly rate data for PowerBuilder & .NET (by years experience) by payscale.com The PB Rate Survey For 2013 [polldaddy poll=”7411436″] The PB Median Salary by Years Experience   Median Salary by Years Experience – Skill: PowerBuilder (United States) […]

PowerBuilder Contractors Rate Survey for 2013


 Using .NET Assembly Methods in PB.NET and vice-versa I noticed a question on StackOverflow.com that asked how make methods of a .NET assembly visible to PowerBuilder 12 (or PowerBuilder 12.5).  Since putting pictures into an answer is kind of a pain I decided to write a quick article on how […]

Using .NET Assembly Methods in PowerBuilder.NET and vice-versa


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  PowerBuilder, the Y2K of 2014?   SAP is dropping the proverbial ball better than the Times Square on New Years Eve.  When SAP purchased PowerBuilder from Sybase in 2012  loyal PB developers celebrated the anticipated greener grass at SAP which ended up resembling that of the Bayou Corne (on […]

PowerBuilder 15 – No News is not Good News



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PowerBuilder – As an Open Source development tool? I just noticed that Bruce Armstrong has started an on-line petition to SAP management to either release PB15 or release the code to open-source.  PB Petition to save PowerBuilder.  *update Aug 29, 2013: The petition has passed 1,500 signatures you can find […]

SAP PowerBuilder as Open Source Development Tool?


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PowerBuilder Support Changes for 2013 This article was corrected from it’s original version due to inaccuracies.  I misunderstood the press-release and apologize for any confusion. SAP will be supporting the following versions of Sybase PowerBuilder from this point forward. If you are wondering why they had to make this unusual change […]

PowerBuilder Support Changes for 2013 – PB is still alive ...


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Prototyping Windows SDK calls to PowerBuilder API calls Calling windows functions from within PowerBuilder used to be somewhat painful but over the years it has become easier and the mapping between datatypes more well defined.  This excludes functions with a callback (having “Callback” as a datatype) that cannot be performed […]

Windows SDK Functions to PowerBuilder API Call